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Registered Nurse (RN) Charge Recovery, Days Rotating Weekedns

Company: St. David's Georgetown Hospital
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Job Description:

DescriptionSHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)



Under the general supervision of the unit's

Director or designee the Charge Nurse assumes responsibility for direction and

coordination of all functions in the unit on his/her designated shifts. In collaboration with other members of the

management team, this individual is responsible for the ongoing assessment of

the quality of patient care services provided in unit.

The Charge Nurse:

  • Assumes responsibility for direction and

    coordination of all functions of the designated unit.
  • Functions

    as a resource person for staff members and assists in necessary education of

    individual members of the nursing staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the overall

    quality of nursing care provided when s/he is on duty.
  • Makes

    decisions regarding activities within these areas based on Administrative

    Operational Standards, Nursing Standards, Human Resource Standards, and Standards

    of Care for the unit, in collaboration with other members of the management




    • Ensures

      that Departmental mission and objectives are maintained for the unit with

      interpretation of these objectives to staff as necessary. Coordinates

      Departmental activities with responsibility for the assessment of the quality

      and efficiency of these activities. Assesses complexity of patient care and

      Department service needs to coordinate assignment of nursing staff to meet all required

      services on his/ her designated shift.
    • Ensures

      implementation of operational standards which promote the maintenance of

      patient rights including, but not limited to:

      • Informed

      • Clarification

        of patient expectations.
      • Explanation

        of treatment processes.
      • Maintenance

        of confidentiality of patient information.
      • Maintenance

        of patient privacy by minimizing exposure during all procedures.
      • Adaptation of care to all ages of patients

      • Ethical

      • Handling

        of patient complaints.
      • Ensures all LVN staff's patients records

        reflect an admission assessments & care plan performed by Registered


      • Demonstrates

        sound knowledge base in nursing practice and its clinical application to the

        patient population served in the unit, including the operation of equipment,

        and policy and procedures used in the delivery of patient care during his/ her

        designated shift.
      • Maintains

        communication with other members of the management team regarding

        potential/actual problems concerns, and with Medical Staff issues. Assists with

        establishing and maintaining communication

        channels with Medical Staff and departments in the hospital.

        • Supervises

          personnel providing direct patient care, with delegation of activities based on

          patient care needs and competencies of available patient care staff.

          • Provides

            direct and ongoing supervision of staff with regard to conflict resolution and

            personnel policy compliance, including input for performance evaluations.

            • Teaches, supervises and serves as a resource

              for staff, assists with clinical procedures as needed and facilitates

              student/preceptor assignments as appropriate.

              • Facilitates

                ongoing performance improvement activities, which correlate to the

                Hospital-wide Performance Improvement Program with involvement of all levels of

                staff as appropriate.

                • Makes assignments for the present or following shift to provide

                  for smooth transition and ensures appropriate assignments throughout shift to

                  cover changing patient needs and staff availability.

                  • Self-assigns patients and functions as necessary based on patient

                    needs and available resources on unit.

                    • Communicates directly with the supervisor and/ or director on unit

                      and staff performance issues needing attention.

                      • Maintains

                        effective utilization and maintenance of manpower, equipment, and supplies.

                        • Participates

                          in cost containment programs as applicable to services provided.

                          • Actively

                            participates in appropriate Department and Hospital committees.

                            • Maintains

                              own professional growth through appropriate organizations, workshops, seminars,

                              leadership development and other educational endeavors.

                              • Maintains

                                awareness of current developments and trends in nursing practice.

                                • Rounds on staff and patients as appropriate.

                                  • Ensures repair and maintenance problems are reported promptly.

                                    Ensures all quality checks are conducted within given period, to include but not

                                    limited to refrigerator/freezer temperatures, crash cart, blanket warmer checks

                                    and other unit specific quality checks are completed as assigned.

                                    • Follows up and ensures completion of patient treatment, tests and

                                      procedures. Ensures all medication and narcotic discrepancies are resolved

                                      prior to leaving the shift
                                    • Monitors and maintains high standards regarding patient care and

                                      oversees compliance with core measures on applicable patients.

                                      • Organizes, coordinates and facilitates the delivery of patient

                                        care activities, assists with bed assignments, discharge planning, census, and

                                        support completion of physician's orders and completes patient activity.
                                      • Fills

                                        in for OR circulator or preop/postop nurse in outpatient if needed.

                                        • Communicates appropriately with other members of the health care

                                          team to promote continuity of care. Collaborates with preceptors and new

                                          employees, and facilitates new employees in becoming part of the team.
                                        • Teamwork:

                                          • Actively participates in

                                            department committees and group meetings with a focus on providing input to

                                            improve the quality of services.
                                          • Consistently demonstrates behavior, which reflects that working as

                                            a team, is more important than self-interest.
                                          • Demonstrates interpersonal competencies such as critical thinking,

                                            problem solving, negotiation, and conflict management work to improve teamwork.

                                          • Plans

                                            age specific nursing interventions for assigned patient.

                                            • Completes age appropriate

                                              assessment of patient on arrival to the surgical suite.
                                            • Initiates the plan of care

                                              by proper preparation of the patient for surgery.
                                            • Provides patient teaching

                                              and emotional support for surgical patients.

                                            • Provides

                                              and evaluates age appropriate direct patient care.

                                              • Assists with the care of the

                                                patient during anesthesia induction and/or prepares patient for local

                                              • Demonstrates the ability to

                                                prevent patient injury.
                                              • Performs correct surgical

                                              • Demonstrates mastery of

                                                representative cases and equipment used for specialty area and has competent

                                                experience and knowledge base for all procedures.
                                              • Accurately documents &

                                                reports patient care.
                                              • Consistently demonstrates efficiency and speed during case turnover.

                                                • Participates in unit


                                                  • Functions in the role of a

                                                    perioperative preceptor for the Internship Program.
                                                  • Demonstrate competency for

                                                    all surgical specialties and equipment.
                                                  • Maintains current

                                                    professional growth through independent study and continuing education programs
                                                  • Participates in budget and

                                                    inventory control.
                                                  • Keeps supervisor and/or

                                                    buyer informed of needed items.
                                                  • Participates in staff and self-development.
                                                  • Takes appropriate action to

                                                    prevent/manage accidents in the area.
                                                  • Complies with Universal

                                                    Protocol and National Patient Safety Goals as applicable.
                                                  • Participates in activities to keep the unit functioning smoothly.
                                                  • Participates in performance/process improvement.
                                                  • Assists with orientation of

                                                    new employees.
                                                  • Completes annual department competencies.
                                                  • Attends 80% of Staff

                                                  • Completes all mandatory

                                                  • Performs other duties as


                                                    • Employee's conduct must reflect the

                                                      company's values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct, ethics and

                                                      compliance program.

                                                      • Adheres and upholds all service

                                                        behaviors as listed in the I CARE value commitment and other departmental


                                                        • Performs other duties as assigned.


                                                          EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

                                                          Required: Graduate of

                                                          accredited nursing school.


                                                          Completion of or actively pursuing

                                                          a BSN degree.

                                                          LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:

                                                          Required: Current Texas RN license. Current

                                                          certification for BCLS Healthcare Provider.


                                                          Certification in specialist area.


Keywords: St. David's Georgetown Hospital, Georgetown , Registered Nurse (RN) Charge Recovery, Days Rotating Weekedns, Healthcare , Georgetown, Texas

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